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and not towards governing. >> president gutmann, you write that you and your co-author dennis johnson as we observe the changing scene in american politics we came to believe the general problem could be addressed by concentrating on a particular institution the united states congress. why is that? >> well, if you want to see the problem with the uncompromised might set look no further than the congress, the 112 congress in washington. gridlock nothing gets passed. the least legislation in the last 50 years, and why? because everybody is campaigning all the time. there is very little relationship across the aisle, and we went out to the brink of the debt ceiling crisis before compromise was reached which was routine in the past. so we thought that by focusing on congress whose popularity is at an all-time low, john mccain said you can account for the 9% popularity of congress during the debt ceiling crisis by blood relatives and paid staffers. we felt by focusing on congress we could both diagnosed the problem and give some prescriptions for how to overcome it. >> which of those prescriptio
dennis introduced me to you. one time i ran out on walnut street to chase you. [laughter] my question is twofold. first, how long do you think it will take world civilization to give africa its proper due in terms of what africa has given the world are you coming hundreds of your selected. secondly, what is your feeling about this issue of reparations being paid to people of the americas for their enslavement? >> well, suddenly i know somebody who i can persuade to buy my book. because i talk about reparations and now. but the first one is i don't know how long it will take. but the loss is the loss of the european world. it is a level of ignorance and awareness in relationship to the african continent. the guardian of the cultural heritage and etc. we need to start recognizing the heritage of the minority society and also world civilization heritage, including the religion of your buck, which i have been talking about. some have recommended the fact that there are intangible heritage of the world. this is a policy which promotes in its recognition of a number of formerly illiterate,
called operation plunder dome. it was led by an fbi agent named dennis aitken who was originally from mississippi. he led this investigation and ultimately resulted in buddies conviction. after an epic 2-month trial and a city where people said you will never get people to convict buddy cianci, a city where he went to prison with 67 percent of the voters still thinking he had done a good job in the value is guilty. and when he was sentenced by the judge, the judge talked about how he was really two people, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde. and buddy, in his own way, said, well, you know, privately to a friend later, how come i didn't get to f paychecks. well, convicted of racketeering conspiracy, being kind of in knowing about it but not actually being physically involved in the underlying acts. and buddy kind of friend it as what did i do? was convicted of being the mayor some of the jurors a spoke to felt otherwise, that he was a guy who knew how to keep himself insulated, kind of like a mob boss that he had once prosecuted, ironically. anti was able to stay out of the direct line, but he kn
of capitol hill, john, a longtime republican strategist and former staffer to the house dennis hastert and worked for senators kennedy and senator reid. gentlemen, thanks for being with us. let's begin with the words of bob woodward this morning. for you and other staff to avoid the crisis next time try devotee and the job. he points out throughout the stalemate the staff use the messengers for backup but never in power to them to solve the problem. many ask this question could the staffers have done better? >> well you know as a former staffer, you always think that you know of a solution but as the members of congress and the senators that have to actually face elections, and it's a lot easier to go in the backroom without having to worry about constituents and solve these problems, and know a lot of these staffers and i know a lot of them would be mortified with what bob had to say. you don't want to get out ahead of your boss and they are the ones that put their names on the ballot. and they are the ones that faced scrutiny. so, you can't solve it without the principles. >> by yet
and comprehending, be nk ultra signatures with all these mass shootings is the connection. also connecting to dennis kucinich's current effort assisting gulf war vets from '92 to 2002, over 200,000 vets' deaths by vaccines, murdered by genocide by advantage seens de-- vaccines designed -- [inaudible] and my knowledge be firsthand, for i've been privy to conversations with.ñl >> pull the mic over close. >> my name is hugh fike sr.. thanks for holding this forum. i'm glad to hear you mentioned the high-grade shotguns that the aristocracy uses in england, and i hope that it doesn't come to that in america, but it seems that that's what politicians are aiming for. that eventually rifles and pistols will be taken out of the citizens' hands and only birding guns will be left. i hope that at some point in the future you have maybe a forum on hospital violence, for example. far more people are killed by medical accidents in america than by guns. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm always fascinated that the first amendment is interpreted so liberally as to include a jar of urine with a crucifix in it, and yet
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